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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
chemical weapons on its own people. what can the u.s. government do to avoid a catastrophe? >>> dire warning. 26 days left until the deadline and a top official says the president is willing to go off the fiscal cliff if necessary. and some republicans signal they may be ready to give in on a key sticking point. >>> and heading home, a smiling duchess of cambridge and prince william leave the hospital this morning, four days after she checked in with extreme morning sickness. we're live in london today, thursday, december 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah gurthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. nice images to see out of london over the past couple of days. we've been watching duchess of cambridge. she seemed a little shaky as she held the railing. we're going to have more on that story and, of course, the ridiculous prank played out by the deejays later on. >> good job, prince william with the flowers. >>> a story
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see en
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and president barack obama who in a statement said he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free. the american navy s.e.a.l. sacrifice has not been lost on dr. joseph's family who, in a statement relea
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
might have tracked him down still at work. >>> and she's out. murder charges dropped against the u.s. open tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug. and while she's walking free, authorities say the case against her still isn't closed. today is saturday, december 1st, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from studio >> did i just say december 1st already? >> i don't know how that happened. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. there is a little bit of a break for folks this morning, but it's not going to last. millions of residents along the west coast will get hit hard later today when a new storm stretching from central california up to washington state pounds the region. already the stormy weather there in recent days has turned deadly. we'll get dylan's forecast in just a minute. >>> also ahead, the president hitting the road trying to do an end around past congress. he's pushing his proposal to stall the dispute over the fiscal cliff. will his newest campaign of taking
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
year. >> mara schiavocampo, thank you. >>> a suicide bomber killed three people at a u.s. base in eastern afghanistan today. the taliban claims it was targeting afghan police posted outside camp chapman. the surprise attack came after a trend of decreasing violence. >>> japan has a new prime minister this morning. voted in today and immediately began installing a new cabinet. ending three years of liberal administration. a conservative known for supporting big business, he also serves as prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >>> the announcement of the new prime minister drove japanese stock up this morning. amanda drury is live at the new york stock exchange with a look at the u.s. markets. good morning. >> good morning to you, savan h savannah. front and center for the markets and any hint of a deal definitely will bring out the buyers. as the home price data is important today. home prices are on the rise, lower inventory. holiday shopping, all the bargains to be had. we're watching stocks of retailers that are definitely hoping for a flurry of buyers that are hoping to get thos
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
. >>> a federal judge has refused to ban u.s. sales of three samsung smart phones even though a jury decided in august that the models made illegal use of some apple technology. that jury did order samsung to pay apple more than a billion dollars. however, the judge said monday that apple's demands to ban the phones was too broad of a punishpunis punishment and that doing so would harm the public. >>> the u.s. government has fined toyota a record $17 pn.4 million for failing to quickly report a safety problem and delaying a recall. toyota has agreed to pay the penalty without admitting that it broke any laws. the fine stems if a june recall of lexus suvs because the drivers side floor mats can trap the gas medal. it is the fourth fine against toyota in the past two years for similar infractions. >>> hasbro will start marketing a gender neutral version of its popular easy bake oven and use boys in the ads for the toy. a new jersey girl -- yes, a girl, she gathered signatures in her online petition, urging hasbro to make the change. she was inspired after trying to bake an easy bake for her li
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
places, more than 1700 u.s. flights canceled. >> i got delayed 24 hours. >> reporter: this was your bed right here? >> this was my bed, much cheaper than a hotel. >> reporter: on saturday, high winds delayed flights by almost two hours in washington and new york. syracuse is still digging out. for now, air travel is slowly getting easier. flightaware.com reports that on thursday, there were more than 1100 canceled flights in the u.s. on friday, that dropped to about 600. by saturday, more than 100. >> for six hours. >> reporter: a few of the remaining problems on the west coast for another storm system brought rain and snow. in california's higher elevations, would-be skiers struggled along i-80. >> it was quite a struggle to get to this point thus far. it is absolutely going to be worth it. >> reporter: for the 84 million people expected to travel by car, good news. gas prices are now an average of $3.24 a gallon, down 20 cents in a month. for some families this christmas, even better news. just ask kate black, who saw her daughter, a navy recruit, for the first time in nine months. >>
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
putin signed a bill that blocks russian children from leaving the country, even if u.s. families have already started the process of adopting them. the ban appears to be in re retaliation for u.s. criticism of russia's human rights record. >>> it's back to work for hillary clinton after being sidelined due to a concussion. she hit her head earlier this month after a stomach virus caused her to faint. overseas travel will remain off the table for several more weeks. >>> a woman has been arrested suspected of running a fraudulent fundraising scheme to profit off the sandy hook shooting tragedy. the 37-year-old was charged with lying to the fbi agents investigating the alleged scam. she spoke off camera earlier this month with our own jeff rossen. the uncle of 6-year-old shooting victim noah posner found a post online requesting donations to a personal paypal account. a complaint filed against alba claims she used text messages and phone calls. >>> out with the old and in with the new. the first thing that's got to go are some annoying words from this year. according to their annual surv
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
menendez could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> 50 american troops are helping u.s. citizens and diplomates evacuate the central african republic. president obama ordered the evacuation after heavy criticism of the administration security response for the september 11th attack in benghazi. >>> george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and in a regular room in houston. a spokesman says his condition is improving. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month with complications related to bronchitis >>> on december 31st, 1907, the first big ball drop took place in times square and somewhere back then a newscaster sat at a desk and talked about preparations. nothing has changed. the famous crystal ball is ready to drop and ring in 2013. the party planers leave nothing to chance. they tested the confetti in times square and packed on to broadway to watch the ball drop. >> there was no tv, big anchor desk or "today" show. in 1997, a newscaster was like, you will be doing weather. the ball is dropping pretty soon. >> how do you test confetti? >> do you hold
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
in the past year. u.s. military officials say it appears a navy s.e.a.l.s commander committed suicide this weekend in afghanistan. his death is under investigation. >>> a united nations envoy is in damascus it this morning in a bid to end the escalating civil war after a government air strike on a bakery in central syria killed more than 60 people as they were waiting for bread. more than 40,000 people have died since the conflict began in march of 2011. >>> idaho senator michael kra poe is apologizing it to ms. family and constituents after arrested and charged with driving under the influence. he was stopped in virginia for running a red light on sunday. he failed sobriety tests registering a blood alcohol level over the legal limit. the senator who was eye mormon has said in the past he does not drink alcohol as his religion prohibits it. >>> turning to wall street, kayla is at athe new york stock exchange. good morning. >> the stock mark has tracked the progress of the fiscal cliff talks or lack thereof. falling on news of no deal and now at a relative standstill, still the major
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
was rescued by u.s. and afghan troops overnight after intelligence showed he was in danger of eminent danger or possible death. dr. joseph was seen in the video posted, there you go, by "the morning star" earlier this morning as the medical director of the colorado-based humanitarian organization, he was in afghanistan overseeing a medical clinic. >>> south africans are praying for the health of former president nelson mandela. he was amitted to a hospital saturday for tests. mandela is 94 years old,'s in frail health. he hasn't made public appearances for a few years now. president jacob zuma visited mandela today and said he's doing well and there is no cause for an alarm. >>> in an attempt to defuse the escalating crisis in egypt, mohamed morsi is rescind iing h new law. >>> a new report says new york routinely ignored warning to prepare for a catastrophic hurricane. the warning started back in 1978 when a law was passed requiring the creation of a disaster plan. never happened. largely because of tight budgets or the lack of political drive to prepare for a storm many thought would never
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Dec 6, 2012 2:05am EST
build across the northwest. we're going to see a trough over the central u.s. which means maybe some snow for us and some cold air. seeing our boundary now across the northern states, and pretty dry conditions overall. a little bit of rain into florida. but check out these temperatures. yes, they're cooler than they have been. but these temperatures still above average for a lot of us. 72 degrees in dallas. again we are south of that boundary. friday we get some gulf moisture to come northward. now we're dealing with showers to the northeast. but it is rain. it's not going to be snow. and then across the upper midwest and northern plains. snowshowers coming in minneapolis. this is the beginning of the change. check out these temperatures in the 30s for a high. imagine what those lows are going to be like on friday. then our storm begins to come out of the rockies. and as it does that's where we're going to see some snowshowers anywhere from minneapolis, omaha, all the way back into denver. some accumulating snow in our forecast on sunday. will that mean no school on monday? well, sta
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Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
glass for a nice chardonnay. this is a u.s. small company that's given over $1 million to charity. >> a little company doing big, big good. >> really, really good things. >> i love it. these are gorgeous too. >> this is yankee candle that was started by a 17-year-old boy who melted his crayons for his monday. >> michael kitridge is one of my dearest friends. it's a true story. he now owns cringele candle. go ahead. >> i'm learning from you. we have a beautiful collection, and they're known for their apothacary jars with the big label, but they are design-minded, and they have a clean selection. $5 flat rate shipping right now. 20% off their living by candlelight collection. >> moving on. >> and then orrin audio. this was "time magazine" 50 best invention. they have an amazing special. the rocket is an orange thing that you clip on to a lampshade or cookie sheet or a guitar, and it will turn it into a speaker. custom headphones. you design them. these are called design ears. >> they took a shot. >> picture there of hoda. >> we're running out of time. can you move on? just want to g
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack at a u.s. military base in afghanistan. vehicle driven by the bomber exploded at the gate to the base in the eastern part of the country. it happened today, killing three afghans. >>> police have found the body and chilling note in the home of a man who set his house on fire, then killed two firefighters christmas eve in upstate new york. they believe the body is that of william spengler's older sister. the note said spengler wanted to do what he liked doing best, killing people. >>> the christmas holiday is over for president obama and congress members both will be back in washington to try to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts january 1st. >>> price of milk could double if congress doesn't provide a fix for dairy prices. as you know aen s one scenario is to attach a farm bill to the fiscal cliff legislation if a deal can be reached in time. >>> newtown, connecticut, police in neighboring communities filled in for newtown officers so they could all have the day off to spend christmas with their families. >>> school shootings
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Dec 27, 2012 2:05am EST
syne. beautiful. >> it was a poem written in 1788. it was scottish and came over to the u.s. and we started using it in the 1920s and now it's a tradition. >> so nostalgic. >> when you hear it it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. >> and happy. >> this lady is from boca raton where it's absolutely gorgeous, but in the star-studded cast of "new year's eve," who was in charge of making the ball drop? jessica biel, hillary swank, michelle pfeiffer? . >> hilary swank. >> yes. there you go. >> hilary swank. that was a fun movie. >> it was a fun movie. directed by gary marshall, follow-up to "valentine's day." >> i don't remember the controversy of the ball drop. >> she was trying to get him. you liked the movie, a lot of critics slammed it. >> critics slam everything. >> it's what we do. >> back across. >> we enjoyed that. gary marshall, good guy. you're from dallas, right? >> yep. >> how much did last year's ball in times square weigh, 1,000 found, 5,050, 11,875 or 15,575? >> c? >> how do you know that? >> because it was heavy, i knew. >> because it was heavy she knew. the correct answer th
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
says on the 31st, the u.s. will hit the credit card limit, the debt limit and will have to take extraordinary measures to pay its bills. >> peter alexander, at the white house. chuck todd is the chief white house correspondent and political director. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah. >> it's five days before going over the fiscal cliff. we know the president is coming back to washington but will lawmakers meet him there? are lawmakers even talking at this point? >> reporter: it's unbelievable. it's been ten days since there has been a meaningful conversation between the president and any republican, in that case, speaker boehner. ten day, any exchange of proposals, any back and forth trying to come up with something. since then, total political paralysis and doesn't look like anything more is going to happen. harry reid saying i won't bring anything to the senate floor or call a vote until i know for sure the republicans in the senate and republicans in the house will actually take whatever bill they come up with an put it on the floor. it's looking more and more likel
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
the u.s. from hitting its borrowing limit on new year's eve. >>> former president h.w. bush is stige the hospital and in intensive care with a guarded fever. he was hospitalized in late november and admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south african president, nelson mandela has been returned from hto his home being hospitalized. he had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks, treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home. >>> and two bear cubs in the eastern forester, abandoned by their mothers meaning they were too young to take care of themselves. right now, the chief forester is taking care of them and eventually hopes to send them to a rehab center for wild animals. very cute. >>> this turtle just wants attention and went looking for love in all the wrong places. this commercial diver was at first surprised to find the massive turtle hanging on its back and gave him a shove to send him on its way. the lovelorn turtle was not deterred, and going back for more can noodling in thailand. the div
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Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
you get on board with that program? what do you do? >> expanding it to more airports in the u.s. you can pay $100 and apply through global entry, which is a program that allows for free security checks and your passport control as well. >> i flew with my kids. they don't take their shoes off, under 12 already. >> fur a member of the precheck, your kids can go in the line with you. >> you're buying that for me. >> that's your christmas gift. how about new planes in these fleets? >> good news is that a lot of older models are going out to pasture. we're excited about the 787 dreamliner in particular. 20% less -- more fuel efficiency and it is also made up of composite materials instead of aluminum which allows for better cabin pressure, little more humidity on board, more comfort. windows are larger, lighting is more subtle. better experience. >> more room maybe, too? >> don't expect a lot more room. the airlines install the seats. however, the seats themselves are more comfortable and you get more technology and more amenities as well. >> i heard maybe beds, not only international but
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
in rural areas is scheduled for saturday. >>> u.s. postal service says today will be the busiest mailing day of the year as customers send out last-minute holiday cards and gifts along with the usual mail that adds up to 156 million pieces this day alone. wednesday and thursday will be the biggest delivery days. >>> piano used in one of the most memorable scenes now has a new owner. small green and yellow upright from the 1942 classic, casablanca. as the character sam sang that favorite "as time goes by." >> that would be a cool thing to own. natalie, thank you very much. mr. roker with a check of the weath weather. n a day like today, we'll show you that we are looking at the week ahead. early part of the week, above nar mall temperatures for two-thirds of the eastern u.s. out west, colder than usual. rain along the coast. by the mid-week period the rain and snow extends east. it stays warm in the midatlantic states, northeast gulf coast into the great lakes with snow in new england. latter part of the week we expect a wet, snowy return into the midatlantic states, new england into the
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
night when u.s. marshals say th say the suspect has opened felo felony warrants they tried to se serve and they bes are allowed to to return to their homes. no no one else was hurt. >>> a >>> also in prince george's co county, four men that forced into the a house and the inva invasion happened around 2:00 th this morning in fort washington. police say the robbers demanded cash cash and jewelry and the home opener was taken to the hospital wi with a gunshot wouldn't wound t the the back and he's expected to be okay. okay. >> w >> weather and traffic for you ri right after this. [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $149 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. >>> good morning, damp and chi chilly around
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
, natalie's got a check of the headlines. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news that the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people as president assad's regime is on the brink of collapse amid that country's civil war. the syrian military has loaded precursor chemicals for deadly nerve gas into bombs and they're now awaiting final orders from president assad. >>> it's a high-stakes game of chicken on capitol hill as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are standing their ground on the plans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. treasury secretary tim geithner says the administration will allow the nation to be slammed by tax hikes and spending cuts in the new year if the republicans do not agree to raise taxes on wealthy americans. the gop slammed geithner's comments as, quote, irresponsible. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis being held without bail. he has several prior arrests and served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday,
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
, asking for a two-year limit instead. >>> a federal judge has refused to ban u.s. sales of three samsung smart phones, even though a jury decided in august that the models made illegal use of apple technology. that jury also ordered samsung to pay apple more than $1 billion. the judge said monday that apple's demands to ban the phones was too broad of a punishment and that doing so would harm the public. >>> now for a look at what's happening on wall street today, let's go to the new york stock exchange. good morning, kayla. >> good morning, tamron. the economic calendar is slowing, the focus has sharpened on washington. the markets cheeringhat appears to be a deal coming closer, even though economists say that growth still will be sluggish in the u.s. at the beginning of next year. meantime, corporate america shelling out cash in preparation of big tax hikes. some $35 billion already paid out in dividends straight to investors. tamron, back to you. >>> a computer hacker who broke into online accounts of christina aguilera, scarlett johansson, and dozens of other women was sentenced mond
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
that that clan still has clout and a lot of impact in the u.s. whatever jeb bush does in 2016, now is the time for him to have -- he has already begun doing this, stab himself as an ideological cornerstone for his party. he can draw his party back to the reasonable center. >> do you suspect he will make the move? >> that will be hard for him especially with the wide open primary. >> let's move on to business in 2013. marisa mayer coming to yahoo! from google. >> the fact she's a woman, so very young, announced her pregnancy on the day she was announced as the new head of yahoo!. none of that matters to yahoo!. is she going to acquire apps, acquire a tech company? the fact that they released a new flicker that can compete with instagrahm and did it the day before instagram had their privacy issue. >>> silicon valley legend. good year in a lot of ways for apple. released a flock of new products, ipad mini and iphone 5. there were some debacles, the maps issue, the plant issue. the stock is off 70% of its share high. we'll see how he will right the ship. >> also in technology couple of names peop
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
of dairies in the u.s. undertaking every aspect of the cheese making process, including of course making the cheese itself. we're a farmstead dairy, which means we have our own animals and produce our own milk that produces our own cheese. the cheese they're making today is a product called "monet" -- one of their signature goat cheeses, topped by hand with edible flowers. i feel like i'm all thumbs here. well they're very delicate these little petals like that. harley farms may be a small, labor intensive operation, but its homegrown cheeses are winning awards and accolades. are you ready? oh no, i'm not. so, turn it upside down and then take it off and then you've got your pretty cheese. oh, yours looks better. no it doesn't, yours looks fabulous. even though mine's a bit off kilter, it promises to taste really good. and you're a cheesemaker. ah! i did it. you did it. my monet! me in wine country, still to up next a san jose hot spot that's part of a growing trend of wine shops with something more. they keep bringing in small wineries that maybe you haven't heard of that you could get
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